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In Windows 2000/XP/Vista, an account that grants to the administrator(s) rights and permissions to all hardware and software resources, such as the right to add, delete, and change accounts and to change hardware configurations. administrator account
The Vista 3D user interface. Also called Aero glass. Aero user interface
A technology, software, or device that works with older or legacy technologies, software, or devices. backward–compatible
A system folder in Windows 9x/Me that is used to synchronize files between two computers. Briefcase
A Windows utility that is used to enter multiple commands to perform a variety of tasks. command prompt
A folder with a .zip extension that contains compressed files. When files are put in the folder, they are compressed. When files are moved to a regular folder, the files are decompressed. Compressed (zipped) Folder
The initial screen that is displayed when an OS has a GUI interface loaded. desktop
A program stored on the hard drive that tells the computer how to communicate with a hardware device such as a printer or modem. device driver
Any version of Linux. distribution
The ability to boot using either of two different OSs, such as Windows XP and Windows Vista. dual boot
A Vista command prompt window that allows commands that require administrative privileges. elevated command prompt window
In Windows 2000/XP/Vista, a group of components running in kernel mode that interfaces between the subsystems in user mode and the HAL. executive
The properties assigned to a file. Examples of file attributes are read–only and hidden status. file attribute
A portion of the name of a file that is used to identify the file type. In command lines, the file extension follows the filename and is separated from it by a period. For example, Msd.exe, where exe is the file extension. file extension
Created by: tedlaplante